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Welcome to the English wiki !

La traduction française est également disponible. Vous pouvez changer de langue avec le menu sur la gauche de cette page

Interested in Cairo-Dock? Want to know more? Got a problem you can't solve? You think you've found a bug but before you go and ask on the forum you want to make sure that it has not already been reported on the wiki? Then this wiki is for you!


Follow the instructions below if you want to install Cairo-Dock. (Pour le français, c'est ici)

  • From your package manager
    • Weekly version If you want to test the latest version, updated every weeks, easily and quickly - (Ubuntu and Debian only)

  • From the sources
    • By compiling If your distro doesn't have a package of Cairo-Dock or if you want to test the latest cutting-edge version

After installation
  • A quick introduction to the dock.
    • First Steps How to run the dock for the first time and running it at startup, using OpenGL or Cairo backend

  • Uninstalling the best dock in the world.
    • Uninstall Here you will find instructions to remove the dock from your system. We hope to see you again soon!

Cairo-dock offers plenty of interesting features and pretty effects. Find out how to improve your desktop with Cairo-Dock!

    • F.A.Q Frequently Asked Questions: one question one answer
    • Recurring problems If you experience some display issues, especially when running the OpenGL backend
      • Intel cards: Cairo-Dock with OpenGL is well supported by most Intel cards
      • Nvidia cards: OpenGL is very well supported with proprietary drivers
      • ATI cards: Cairo-Dock with OpenGL is quite well supported with most recent ATI cards
    • Man pages Look at the man pages of Cairo-Dock

How to help us
Anyone can help improving the project!
    • How to help us We need developers, users, testers, translators, designers, webmasters, bloggers, donations, etc, so you are very welcome!

Find how to write new applets in any language, or add new features to the dock.

Participate !
Cairo-Dock is constantly evolving and improving thanks to the work of many volunteers.

Contact us
    • IRC We are also on IRC!!! (not all the time )
    • The forum And of course there is the friendly forum open to everyone

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The Team

    • Syntax Syntax available on the site.

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